Adam Green: The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket : The New Yorker

“Come on,” Jillette said. “Steal something from me.”Again, Robbins begged off, but he offered to do a trick instead. He instructed Jillette to place a ring that he was wearing on a piece of paper and trace its outline with a pen. By now, a small crowd had gathered. Jillette removed his ring, put it down on the paper, unclipped a pen from his shirt, and leaned forward, preparing to draw. After a moment, he froze and looked up. His face was pale.“Fuck. You,” he said, and slumped into a chair.Robbins held up a thin, cylindrical object: the cartridge from Jillette’s pen.

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